Patient Stories



Susan Grillo Vitale, 48, is a breast cancer survivor. Two years after her battle with cancer, Vitale turned to NSMC plastic surgeon David Wages, M.D., to reconstruct her breast. “In Susan’s case, we took muscle from her stomach and used that to reconstruct a new breast,” says Dr. Wages.  Vitale was “amazed with the result. I could barely even tell it was not my original breast.” After the reconstruction surgery, Vitale finally felt healed and was ready to see life through a new perspective.       Read more